I just saw a thread on battle.net and it got me thinking.
how do you feel about having to use a shadow fiend as a holy priest?
do you feel it's lorebreaking? do you feel it's weird? do you care at all?
the example the OP gave, while tentatively humoristic, represents the action of the holye priest well.
personally, I'm with the OP of that thread in this one. to have a holy priest using a shadowfiend to get mana is like having a druid burning forests, a rogue wearing a luminous suit or a warlock praying for the well being of others. completely out of character and disruptive of the story told. that is, outside special cases, like archbishop benedictus (who ironically does not use shadowfiends)."oh, holy light, allow me to summon a creature of shadow and unspeakable evil to destroy my enemies, so as I can kindly heal my friends accordingly to the virtues of the light, because I am OOM..."